Charges dismissed in case of boy killed on Schlitterbahn water slide in Kansas

KANSAS CITY, Kansas (KTRK) -- Charges have been dismissed in the case of the Kansas boy who died riding a Schlitterbahn water slide in 2016.

A judge dismissed the charges Friday, citing improper "illegal" evidence presented to the grand jury.

Caleb Thomas Schwab was decapitated while on the Verruckt on Aug. 7.

The 168-feet tall slide means "insane" in German. Following Caleb's death, the ride was closed indefinitely.

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Schlitterbahn owner Jeff Henry and designer John Schooley were charged with second-degree murder, and operations manager Tyler Miles was charged with involuntary manslaughter in connection with the 10-year-old boy's death.

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Jeffrey Henry was arrested in connection with a Kansas criminal case arising from a 10-year-old boy's death on the world's largest waterslide.

In 2017, the Schwab family reached a settlement of nearly $20 million in settlement payments, according to court documents.
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